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, saying abraham lincoln's second inaugural is the one he would most like to emulate. danielle leigh is center it all. what's the mood right now? >> reporter: you can feel the energy growing out here. the sun is rising. thousands of people are already here on the national mall. you may be able to hear some music in the background. that's coming from large screens all along national mall where i'm standing. they are going air the inauguration, give people an up close view. right now they are playing music, videos and people are crowding around those, watching those as they arrive. many people bundled up. they will be out here in the cold for the long haul. the ceremony doesn't begin until 11 in k34r0. the president takes the oath of office just before noon. when that happens we expect 800,000 people to be gathered around. it will be a very exciting moment. after that will be the parade and one of the highlights are eight floats dedicated to the first and second family, also to civil rights and specifically one float dedicated to martin luther king, jr. as you can imagine security for
set the bar high, saying abraham lincoln's second inaugural is the one he would most like to emulate. we have more from the center of it. danielle, what's going on right now? >> reporter: good morning, veronica. right now it's a bit chilly and breezy. pretty quiet. that is all going to change shortly when hundreds of thousands of people, likely up to 800,000, crowd on to the national mall here to watch president barack obama take the oath of office in a public ceremony kicking off his second term. people very excited about this trip. they're going to be coming out here and bearing the cold for hours to see it. there are several large screens set up so that even those who weren't able to get tickets who are going to be a ways back are able to get a front row seat to history in the making. now the president is expected to be taking the oath of office just before noon. then he will make his inaugural address. the theme of today is safe in america's future. the president will head into the second term facing a budget battle, as well as other controversies that he will have to address hea
lincoln. >> he may take the oath of office this morning but his second term began yesterday. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> chief justice john roberts swore him in, in this private ceremony in the white house. >> by law, he has to begin on january 20th. the public ceremony will take place today. sonia sotomayor swore in the vice president yesterday. >>> one of the big things is keeping people safe. >> there will be a no fly zone within a 30-mile radius of the capitol. on the water, the coast guard will shut down six miles of the potomac. vehicle traffic restricted from using 150 blocks in the district. more measures, including toxic air detectors, plainclothes security officers and thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack are also on stand by. it's estimated that all the security costs about $120 million. you can expect tight security if you're heading to the national mall today to watch the president take the oath of office. >> news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the mall for us this morning. megan, good morning
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